At Concrete Network we’re constantly adding articles to the website to keep homeowners and contractors up-to-date on the latest in the decorative concrete industry. Below you will find the 10 most popular articles from this summer in case you missed them the first time they were featured.

Step Forms

Everyone loves saving time and labor, and that’s exactly what step forms do for contractors. It’s now easier than ever for contractors to give the vertical faces and edges of their concrete steps a wide array of textures, patterns and profiles. Learn all about buying and installing step form liners in this series of articles.

Stamped Concrete Formulas

Just like a good chocolate chip cookie recipe, these stamping formulas won’t disappoint. Get color texture and finish combinations for a variety of looks. Find out which color hardeners, release agents, stamp patterns, sealers and more were used for projects featured in the past on Concrete Network.

Metallic Concrete Floor Coating Adds Dazzle to Parade Home

Metallic floor coatings have become more popular over the last few years. This project shows how Westcoat’s Liquid Dazzle was used to create chic floors in a new Idaho home that was featured in the Boise Parade of Homes.

Beautiful Chemistry

During the summer, patios are a top priority. Usually, lighter colors are popular, but it appears that this striking, dark patio captured a lot of attention. See how a diluted black stain was used to create a patio with rich coffee tones.

6 Ways to Dress Up a Concrete Garden Wall

When spending more time outside enjoying the warm weather, it is common to notice things that could use a facelift. With this in mind, we offered this collection of suggestions for bringing garden walls to life with concrete and other materials.

Concrete Safe Rooms

After the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, we decided to update our information on safe rooms. Turns out people were quite interested because of the recent severe weather events we’ve faced across the nation. Check out this series of articles to learn more about how a concrete safe room could protect you and your family.

When Only a True Black Acid Stain Will Do

Another example of dark colors grabbing attention, this article details two flooring projects by an L.A. contractor who used black stains. Find out what products he used to get a true black color.

Design Ideas for Seat Walls

Another popular outdoor living element this summer was seat walls. This article shows the best seat wall designs featured on Concrete Network over the years. Check out the pictures for ideas on how to use seat walls around a fire pit, to border a patio and more.

New Metallic Flooring System Comes in a Broad Spectrum of Colors

Supporting the popularity of metallic flooring systems, this article profiling ColorChrome from Arizona Polymer Flooring was quite popular. Discover how to produce these stunningly beautiful floors that appear to be plated in precious metal.

Vine Design Enhances Stained Concrete Floor

Over the years our readers have always loved unique flooring designs that serve as functional artwork. This staining project from a Texas contractor is no exception. See how a hand-scored vine pattern added a touch of elegance to this home.